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What’s New in Fire Pits?

April 25, 2017

Fire pit options are becoming almost endless. They are the go-to table right now because of their versatility. There’s a fire pit size, shape and color for every furniture layout and décor style. Add a fire pit that doubles as a coffee table, end table or dining table to get the most out of your space. Our Minnesota weather is ideal for fire pits because of our chilly spring and fall months or cool summer nights a... Read More

File under: Patio

Patio Furniture Trends 2017 - Part 2

April 11, 2017

Last week I shared five of the nine Patio Furniture Trends we are seeing for 2017. If you missed that post you can check it out here. Otherwise take a look at the final four trends in patio furniture:   6.    Customized Furniture Pieces     More people are feeling comfortable ordering their patio furniture to their perfect specs. And with all of the possibilities in the patio industry today... Read More

File under: Patio, Trends

Patio Furniture Trends 2017 - Part 1

April 4, 2017

Get ready for the latest in patio furniture trends for 2017! Our patio experts research and visit the Casual Furniture Market in Chicago to find out what’s hot for the upcoming patio season. We do our best to showcase trending items along with classic staples.  Here are the first five of nine patio furniture trends we’re seeing in the Midwest:   1.    Occasional Height Fire Pits  &nb... Read More

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Special Order Patio Furniture - Don’t Wait!

March 21, 2017

It’s not too early to order your patio furniture! If you haven’t had a chance to come and visit our large showroom to get inspiration, now is the time. We have a huge selection of patio furniture on display and in-stock or if you’re looking for certain colors, sizes, or styles our patio experts are happy to help you find that perfect setting and get it ordered just for you. Special orders take a time so NOW i... Read More

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Patio Furniture 2017

March 7, 2017

It’s almost spring!! OK, so it’s Minnesota so I probably can’t say that just yet. A couple weeks ago it did feel like spring, but as a born Minnesotan I had to know that it was just Mother Nature giving us a little teaser before slamming us with more snow and cold weather. The official first day of spring is March 20 so it truly is just around the corner. Whether or not the weather will feel spring-like is an... Read More

File under: Patio

10 Home Decor Trends to Look for in 2017

February 21, 2017

A new year brings new home décor trends to get excited about. Going to furniture and home décor shows over the past 6 months we have seen touches of all of these trends in the various showrooms we’ve visited. The upcoming spring is a time when most of us are getting anxious to freshen up the look of our home, both inside and out. Here are a list of 10 trends in home décor to look for this year. &nbs... Read More

File under: Design, Furniture, Trends

Antique Pool Table Restoration: Part #2

February 7, 2017

Welcome back to Part Two: Antique Pool Table Restoration. If you’re just getting started then I’d highly recommend to start with Part #1 so you’re up to speed. We left off at learning about finishing and staining the table so let’s dive right in and look at the final three steps of completing the restoration of an antique pool table.   5.    Cushions, Rails, and Pockets The wood c... Read More

File under: Pool Tables

Antique Pool Table Restoration: Part #1

January 31, 2017

A few months ago I posted about our new Antique Pool Table Showroom that we opened up at the end of September 2016. In this post I included Greg’s love of billiards, how he acquired many of the tables, the value of an antique billiard table and the difference a Peters Billiards antique table has over others. I promised I would go into further details discussing what is done during the restoration process that brings each... Read More

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Mid-Century Modern Stools

January 17, 2017

Did you know we have 300 barstools on display in our store? We don’t just show them on our website - we actually have them in our showroom to sit in and see in person!  We have a style for everyone. From backless to backed, swivel to stationary, wood to metal, and contemporary to traditional here at Peters Billiards we try our best to showcase a wide assortment to fit a variety of needs.   Mid-Century Modern s... Read More

File under: Barstools, Design, Trends

Winter Deals!!!

January 5, 2017

Beat the winter blues with something new for your home or patio. Floor Models, One-Of-A-Kinds, Closeouts, Discontinued, Overstock and Clearance items are available now! We’ve recently marked down pool tables, games, sofas, recliners, accent tables, pub tables, dining sets, kitchen and bar stools, game tables, bars, artwork, accessories, patio furniture and more. All items are available for pick-up same day or schedule a ... Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for your Home

December 29, 2016

It’s almost the New Year! Now that the holidays have passed and you’re thinking about putting away your holiday decor it might feel like a good time to update a few things around your home to give it some new life. Sometimes all you need to do is a little re-arranging and organizing to spruce things up. Here are 9 tips for keeping those New Year’s Home Resolutions and enjoying your home the rest of the winter... Read More

‘Tis the Season of Giving

December 15, 2016

It’s that time of year again when you want to gift your loved ones with something to show them how much they mean to you. Peters Billiards has gifts that will surely bring lots of laughs, smiles, and great memories.  Last season I posted a game room gift guide that included classic games, unique options, active games, and more.  Be sure to check out the Ultimate Game Room Gift Guide post along with a few new ad... Read More

The Game of Air Hockey

December 6, 2016

A popular and active game for many ages, air hockey has been around for about 45 years. The original idea was to create a miniature hockey game that involved a frictionless surface that a puck could float on. Using ice as the surface was obviously out of the question so an air table came about and the rest is history.   Interesting Facts 1.    Air hockey was invented between 1962 and 1972 by a group of B... Read More

File under: Games

Pinball Update!

November 15, 2016

Pinball is a fun and exciting game that makes a perfect addition to a game room. A while back I posted about pinball including interesting facts, history, and current games in production. If you didn’t get a chance to see it check out the post DING! DING! DING! pinball games. With the holidays fast approaching pinball makes the perfect addition to your game room, as well as a wonderful surprise for that kid-at-heart on C... Read More

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3 Main Ingredients for the Ultimate Game Room

November 1, 2016

With the holiday seasons and cold weather upon us it’s time to start thinking about indoor entertainment. Whether it’s for you and your kids, game night with friends, or to gather family together around the holidays for laughter, a game room always puts a smile on everyone’s face. Here we talk about 3 main ingredients to creating the Ultimate Game Room.   1.    ULTIMATE GAMES Of course ... Read More

File under: Furniture, Games, Pool Tables

Artwork and Accessories at Peters Billiards

October 18, 2016

Almost everyone knows we carry pool tables and games here at Peters Billiards. But what many people don’t know is that we have a huge selection of artwork and accessories. Our two story showroom walls are lined with décor such as mirrors, clocks, canvas, prints, sconces, posters and more. We also have table topper and free standing items such as candle holders, vases, and lanterns.   New artwork arrives ever... Read More

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Grand Opening:Peters Billiards Antique Pool Table Showroom

October 6, 2016

Last week Peters Billiards held the grand opening of our private showroom for restored Antique Pool Tables. It’s open by appointment only and allows viewing of some of the finest antique pool tables in the country. Currently we have 25 pool tables on display, all of which have been restored to exacting detail. Peters Billiards’ entire collection is considered to be one of the most valuable restored antique billiard... Read More

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Seven Reasons to Love Sectionals

September 20, 2016

Everyone at Peters Billiards loves sectionals. They are functional, stylish, and comfortable. Designers used to frown upon them, but with all of the options available for sectionals today, designers like myself are finding they can serve well in many scenarios. Here are seven reasons to love sectionals.   Sectionals Offer a Variety of Shapes and Sizes. Sectionals come a wide variety of shapes and layouts to fit your ro... Read More

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Fall Back to Indoor Entertaining

September 8, 2016

As the kids go back to school and we prepare to spend more time indoors, it’s time to tackle those interior decorating projects. Looking for a new sofa or sectional? Are you interested in adding a few more decorative pieces to your family game room? Did you just finish a kitchen remodel and are in need of kitchen stools? I’ve collected a group of past postings that will help you tackle those indoor projects so you... Read More

Five Must Have Fire Pits to Extend the Outdoor Season

August 16, 2016

We’re nearing the end of summer and before you know it the kids will be back in school, the August heat will disappear and comfortable fall weather will take its place. Extend your time enjoying the outdoors with an outdoor fire pit. A night with the kids roasting marshmallows or relax and take in the cool night air accompanied by a favorite warm drink and a loved one. Available in all shapes and sizes, you’re sure... Read More

File under: Patio

Save on Floor Models, One-of-a-Kinds, Discontinued and Overstock Items Now

August 2, 2016

It’s nearing the end of the summer and we are making room for NEW products daily. In an effort to always show the latest and greatest trends, along with the classic designs and styles, we have put a lot of outdoor AND indoor furniture on sale. We have a large variety of outdoor dining sets, chats groups, fire pits, accent tables and deep seating at reduced prices.  What you probably weren’t aware of is that we... Read More

File under: Furniture, Patio, Pool Tables

Personalize Your Patio Furniture: 5 Tips

July 19, 2016

OK, I get it. It’s the middle of the summer and you were ready for your patio furniture yesterday. Instead of special ordering in custom fabric, finishes and frame styles you might be thinking that a furniture set that is in-stock and ready for you to use ASAP sounds much better. However, the thought of having something that looks exactly like your neighbor’s down the street isn’t all that enticing. Don&rsquo... Read More

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In Case You Missed It! What to Know About: Patio Umbrellas

July 5, 2016

It’s that time of year when the sun is hot! Many of us Minnesotans look forward to the summer heat, but it can get unbearable if you don’t have the right shade protection. Patio umbrellas are the perfect solution to stay cool and protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. With options ranging from 6’ up to 13’ sizes you can find an umbrella to fit your shade needs.  A nice perk of the umbre... Read More

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American Made Furniture: Mikhail Darafeev

June 23, 2016

Here at Peters Billiards we strive to carry long lasting, quality furniture that will last for generations. We have carried the Mikhail Darafeev brand for over 35 years! This family owned and California based premier manufacturer of wood game room furniture has continually impressed us with their quality, style and attention to detail. Today I’d like to highlight a few of the reasons why Darafeev furniture stands the tes... Read More

File under: Barstools, Furniture, Games

Patio Furniture Materials - The 411

June 7, 2016

Are you just getting started on the hunt for the perfect patio furniture? We want you to make the most of the patio season and with all of the options in the industry today it’s hard to know where to start. You might want to think about where the furniture is going (i.e. a patio or three season porch), how much space you have, and how it will be most often used. Once you dial in these three ideas it’ll be easier to... Read More

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7 Stylish All-Weather Outdoor Sectionals

May 26, 2016

One of the biggest trends in home improvement is expanding your square footage by bringing the indoors out. The outdoor sectional brings comfortable seating to your porch or patio, while being able to withstand the outdoor elements. From curved to L-shaped, outdoor sectionals are perfect for gathering with family, lounging with a movie under the stars or just taking an afternoon cat nap.  They offer a lot of seating in a ... Read More

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Pint Sized Patio

May 10, 2016

Even if you have a little bitty patio, compact yard or slim downtown balcony, it doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style or miss out on a cozy outdoor furniture. You can still create a lush outdoor getaway with space to rest your feet or enjoy a meal.   Group Sitting Areas Together. If you have a long narrow space, create 2 - 3 small groupings of furniture to allow for more seats for guests and family. It could go... Read More

File under: Design, Patio

6 Tips to Know Before Buying Outdoor Teak Furniture

April 26, 2016

This is the time of year when Minnesotans are itching to spend time outside and we’re preparing our outdoor spaces for warm weather entertaining. Be it the patio, deck, or porch, outdoor furniture is an extension of our home and allows us to enjoy time outdoors. Beautiful and comfortable places to dine and relax are at the top of my wish list and I don’t think I’m alone. Teak furniture for many reasons has lo... Read More

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Take Me Back Tuesday - Tips for Selecting Kitchen and Bar Stools

April 12, 2016

I'm re-posting a couple popular posts about selecting kitchen and bar stools. Here at Peters, we show about 300 models on display. It can be either exciting to have many options or overwhelming! Good thing you'll find experts to help you navigate the choices so you end up with the perfect solution. One of the most popular home remodeling projects is updating the kitchen. And with that typically comes the addition or e... Read More

File under: Barstools

Outdoor Cushions: Do They Really Hold Up?

March 29, 2016

Outdoor furniture and outdoor entertaining has changed so much over the past 25 years. From a simple dining table and chairs to creating the “outdoor room,” the outdoor furniture industry has become more creative with construction, materials, and finishing work. This allows outdoor furniture to really withstand everything the outdoors throws at them. The sun’s harsh rays, down pouring rains, and the occasiona... Read More

File under: Care & Maintenance, Patio

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